[Podcast] Pyewacket — Ravenous — Mute — Episode 14 — Gruesome Magazine

This week the Grue-Crew sing the praises of Paul Rudd’s wonderful 70s-inspired mustache, avoid zombies building chair castles, and hide from an evil version of Laurie Holden. First up is the feature  Mute  from director Duncan Jones,  neo-noir  thriller with killer performances from  Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux. The French-Canadian epic Ravenous from director  Robert Aubert takes a unique look at the zombie apocalypse. Director Adam McDonald delivers chills and thrills with an emotional backdrop of loss, pain, and neglect with Pyewacket. The hunt is on for the diamond in the rough. Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio and Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era are joined by Rafe Telsch and Vanessa Thompson.  

Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 014
Pyewacket – Ravenous – Mute


“It’s a deep movie. … there’s a lot of attention to detail. I’ve come to expect that from Duncan Jones and he definitely does not disappoint here.” –  Rafe Telsch

“My first impression is WOW!” – Vanessa Thompson

“Excellent movie. Excellent performances. Everything fit very well together.” –  Jeff Mohr

“It really sucked me in. I really got into it. I loved this film.” – Doc Rotten

A mute bartender goes up against his city’s gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.

Director: Duncan Jones w/ Michael Robert Johnson
Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux


Ravenous (Les Affames)

“They do a great job with all the characters and building relationships. I was totally hooked into this.” – Jeff Mohr

“It’s really interesting and compelling and I found myself sucked into this movie. … I was full on into it.” – Doc Rotten

In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore – their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding into the woods, looking for others like them.

Director: Robert Aubert
Cast: Marc-Andre Grondin, Monia Chkri, Charlotte St-Martin


“I think Laurie Holden, who plays the mom, does an amazing job of portraying the downtrodden, at-the-end-of-her-rope mom. And then we have Nicole Munoz playing the daughter. This is a girl that I would keep my eye on.” – Vanessa Thompson

“It spooked me, it gave me some chills. This a great example of a slow build movie.” – Rafe Telsch  

“I watched it again and I liked it even better the second time.” – Jeff Mohr

“I love the mood and the (sense of) dread.” – Doc Rotten

A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

Director: Adam McDonald
Cast: Nicole Munoz, Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.